May 22, 2017
ALBANY, NY – State Senator Tom O’Mara was slammed by the New York Post over the weekend, when they reported that O’Mara took over $15,000 in pay for senate committee meetings, when he reportedly skipped seven of the meetings and only went to his first one for this year, last week.
The headline was: Senators Skip Out on Meetings, Rake in Thousands in Stipends. The Post did make at least one obvious mistake in their story though, when they called O’Mara “an Ithaca lawmaker”. We sent out an email to O’Mara’s spokesman this morning, but we have not heard yet. The first that this stipend story was reported on, was in the NY Times, over a week ago.